TORONTO -- CFL general managers will have a little extra money to spend in 2008.
The league announced Tuesday that the salary cap will rise $150,000 to $4.2 million this season. That's good news for GMs who have to re-sign potential free agents before the Feb. 15 deadline.
"Our league is moving forward, and the increase in the cap reflects our progress," CFL commissioner Mark Cohon said in a statement. "At the same time, an increase of this size speaks to our teams' responsibility to our players, who make our game great, and our fans, who keep it strong, to live within our means."
The CFL's average attendance last year exceeded 29,000 fans per game, the first time it has reached that mark since 1983.
Actually, for a CFL team, $150k is not a bad increase where rookie Canadians can be paid as little as $40k/year. Maybe they could use it to pay these guys a living wage or maybe it can represent the tipping point for a free agent they’re trying to keep or lure to the Cats.
So? Are you saying that the only reason that the Cats had the room to make the move is that Flick's salary was dumped? I didn't think so. Nor did I say that salary didn't needd to be dumped, I just questioned the Flick decision and the Maas decision. Had they dumped Maas instead of Flick before the season they would have had the same money available in September. Would that make Flick earn his money in Ticat land from the start of last season ashe did elsewhere? We'll never know but its clear that the problem was not Flick based on his results elsewhere